We present results of 4 years of VLBA monitoring along with γ-ray and optical R-band photometric observations of 6 blazars (0420-014, 1156+295, 1222+216, PKS 1510-089, 1633+382 and CTA 102). We have analyzed total intensity images obtained with the VLBA at 43 GHz and investigated kinematic evolution of the pc-scale jets of the sources. For all sources we compare flux variations in the VLBI core and bright superluminal knots with γ-ray and optical light curves. The majority of γ-ray flares are coincident with the appearance of a new superluminal knot and/or a flare in the millimeter-wave core and at optical wavelengths. These results support the conclusion that for many flares in blazars the region of the enhanced γ-ray and optical emission is located in the vicinity or downstream of the mm-wave VLBI core.